August 2014

Community Calendar

J. Durrant

August 14-17

Music: Third Annual Son Jarocho Festival
Son Jarocho is a folkloric music style from the southern Mexican state of Veracruz. This Afro-Mestizo hybrid form blends Spanish, indigenous Meso-American and African elements into a joyous celebration of Mexican identity. This annual festival has become a cornerstone of the emerging Son Jarocho music scene in the San Francisco Bay Area, attracting the top performers in the genre and providing workshops for local musicians to interact with the masters of this music. See the schedule for free lunch concerts and an evening program of bands at Brava Theater Center. There’ll be instrument making, dance and musical workshops available. For Tickets: Information:


August 17
Community: Sustainable Marketplace at Espirt Park

Urban Air Market hosts the Sustainable Marketplace which will feature 100+ emerging designers and established brands, and talented artists and musicians. SCRAP will provide fun activities for kids throughout the day with reuse of materials that would otherwise be discarded as waste. Live music with Dirty Cello, Paige & the Thousand, and Foxtail Brigade. Free. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Espirt Park, Minnesota and 19th Streets. Information:


August 19
Food: From Market to Table

Join the Cornell Hotel Society of Northern California and NEWH for an evening of drinks, small bites, and entrepreneurial food and beverage conversation. The topic is ‘From Market to Table’.  Explore the food production, merchandising, and service industries; compare and contrast each of these businesses; and discuss how each of the panelist’s businesses have changed as a result of expanding their platforms to include both production/merchandising and services. $35 to $50. 6 to 9 p.m. SOMarts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan Street. Information:


August 21 through 23
Art: ARCH Moving Sale

ARCH Art and Drafting Supply is moving. Help clear out the inventory. Items up to 75% off list price, plus special store wide discounts each day. Arch, 99 Missouri Street.


August 22
Music: Open Mike at Farley’s

A night of poetry, spoken word, performance art and acoustic music. Hill musicians Lila Blue and Saoirse Lewis will perform. Participation is encouraged, come by and express yourself. Free. 7:30 p.m. Farley’s, 1315-18th Street.


August 23
Community: Potrero Hill Democratic Club’s Sixth Annual Party and  Silent Auction

PHDC’s sixth annual fundraising event features jazz performed live; food from club members and local eateries, and many items from the merchants and artists of Potrero Hill and Dogpatch for bidding in silent auction. No-host bar. Free. 5 to 8 p.m.  Dogpatch Saloon, 2496 Third Street. Information:


August 23
Music: Miles Electric Jazz Band

Stellar fusion-era Miles Davis alumni come together in the Miles Electric Band, a rocking 11-piece improvising ensemble specializing in the wired-up and funky music Davis created from the late 1960s to the 1980s. Led by the legendary trumpeter’s nephew, drummer Vincent Wilburn, Jr., the band features many of the commanding musicians Davis tapped for his various jazz-rock ensembles. Tickets: $30 to 70. SF Jazz, 201 Franklin Street. Information:


August 24
Community: Sunday Streets/The Mission

Sunday Streets in the Mission is one of the most popular and populous events, drawing crowds from all over the City and region to bike, walk, and explore the neighborhood. This year, the route will be expanded to the Valencia Street portion of the route north to the McCoppin Hub and south to 26th Street. Additionally, this year Mission Sunday Streets will activate 18th Street between Guerrero Street and Treat Avenue. Free. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Information:


August 27
Community: ProLocal Celebration

Meet and mingle with local business owners in this celebration of San Francisco neighborhoods. The evening will include featured guests, tributes, new small business tool showcases, food, entertainment, and guided beer tastings. Free. Triple Voodoo Brewery & Tap Room, 2245 Third Street. Information:

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